IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1110: Medieval Romance Relationships, II: Gender, Rebellion, and Authority

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Hannah Piercy, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Olivia Colquitt, Department of English, University of Liverpool
Paper 1110-a'Alle the ladies consented therto [...] And so thei slowe them alle': United and Divided Sisterhood in the 'Albina' Prologue of the Middle English Prose Brut Chronicle
(Language: English)
Madelaine Smart, Department of English, University of Liverpool
Madelaine Smart, Department of English, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Women's Studies
Paper 1110-b'Her thought no prynce her pere': Rejecting Love in Middle English Romance
(Language: English)
Hannah Piercy, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Hannah Piercy, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Middle English, Women's Studies
Paper 1110-cStarter, Main Corpse, Dessert: The Regulation of Female Consumption and the Dead Beloved in Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide and Thomas Dekker's The Bloody Banquet
(Language: English)
Rachel Fennell, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Rachel Fennell, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Women's Studies
Abstract

The second panel session in this series considers the ways in which rebellion, and particularly gendered forms of rebellion, can be manifested in interpersonal relationships. Madelaine Smart explores the role of sibling unity and disunity in different versions of the ‘Albina’ narrative, while Hannah Piercy focuses on the consequences of rejecting love in Middle English romance narratives. Rachel Fennell concludes the panel with a comparative reading of two scenes in which women are commanded to eat in the presence of their dead lover, and the consequences of their choices to accept or refuse.